Camps

SUMMER CAMP 2020 IS COMING!

We CANNOT Wait To SEE You!

SUMMER CAMP SALE – Order by June 22nd and SAVE 20% or more!

Click HERE to register!

Coach Dave Fernandez will be our 2020 Summer Camp Director!!

As the President of Bethalto FC, I can say that our decision to partner exclusively with Elite FT for camps and training, ranks among the best decisions we have made to date. From a fledgling club of 40 kids, to a consistent 300-400 kids annually, Elite FT has been there to help train, educate, and guide us every step of the way. We started partnering for camps and had 100 kids. We have now added our Elite FT Summer Camp as part of our fees and will have 300-400 kids at camp this summer. Justin and his staff embody and define the standard that should be expected in sports training. We look forward to our future together and can’t thank them enough.

Shawn Long

President, Bethalto FC

ages 5-14, Summer Camps

Our summer camps focus on specific topics and also include a fitness station at all camps. Click HERE to check out our Summer Fitness Camps too!  We offer morning, evening and all day camps. If your organization would like to partner with us for a camp, please contact info@eliteft.com.

Pricing

  • $225 full day camp, $135 half day camp
  • Morning/evening camp, $125
  • Active members receive 50% off all camps. Learn more here about becoming a member
  • Click each camp below for pricing and to sign up!

All Day Camps – free childcare from 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-5:00pm. Camp is 9:00am-4:00pm. Free lunch on Thursday, bring snacks and lunch on other days. 2 day, morning or afternoon option is available.  See camp descriptions below

  • Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy, July 27-30 – Total Soccer –    ALL DAY          HALF OR 2-DAY
  • O’Fallon @ Sports Park, July 20-23 – FUN Soccer –    ALL DAY          HALF OR 2-DAY

Morning/Evening Camps – bring a ball, drink, and wear sunscreen

Training Topics

  • Ball Mastery – thousands of touches with all parts of both feet in tight space
  • Deceptive Dribbling – learning the art of using moves to beat players off the dribble
  • Finishing –  learning proper ball striking technique with BOTH feet, scoring goals off the dribble, one touch, in the air and more
  • Street Soccer – small sided games with many variations such as 3-4 goal games, hockey style goals, backwards goals and more
  • Total Soccer – each day is fully focused on one topic above
  • FUN Soccer – building a passion for the game through FUN activities and games with the ball
  • 3v3 Camp – teaching 3v3 tactics to teams and indviduals. Teams who register will train together all week with a designated Elite FT Coach. You can register individually or request to be placed with friends

 

high school/college - summer camps

Our summer camps focus on specific topics and also include a fitness station at all camps. Click HERE to check out our Summer Fitness Camps too!  If your team would like to partner with us for a camp, please contact info@eliteft.com.

Training Topics

  • PreSeason – we offer these programs weekly throughout the summer or for 1 week right before season to get your players physically and mentally prepared for your season. Let us be the bad guys!
  • Deceptive Dribbling and 2 Foot Tackle – learning the art of using moves to beat players off the dribble and the 2 Foot Tackle
  • Advanced Technical Training – challenging the players with footwork that they’ve never seen before to improve overall skills
  • Team Positional Camp – we will help your team improve as a whole with defensive and/or offensive team shape
  • First Touch and Possession – improving overall ability to keep the ball and penetrate with possession
  • Street Soccer – small sided games with many variations such as 3-4 goal games, hockey style goals, backwards goals and more
  • Finishing –  proper striking technique, scoring goals off the dribble, one touch, in the air and more
  • Total Soccer – choose any of the 4 topics above and each day is fully focused on one topic

Ages 3-4, Bosco's Buddies Summer Camps

Our soccer Ages 3-4 summer camps focuses on FUN activities with the ball and will introduce small-sided, non-competitive soccer games (scrimmages), and fun fitness activities. Our 60 minutes camp will deliver a structured, enjoyable approach to soccer. Experienced coaches employ fun games designed to encourage good sportsmanship, touches on the ball, goal scoring and cooperation.

Morning/Evening Camps – bring a ball, drink and wear sunscreen

AGES 8-14, Goalkeeping Academy Summer Camps

Our Goalkeeper coaches provide developmental training for both the mental and physical aspects of the goalkeeper position. You will learn proper fundamentals of getting set, diving correctly, developing softer hands, punting the ball, becoming quicker and proper footwork. Tactically, we teach positional awareness and help keepers realize the confidence to challenge breakaways.  Goalkeeper camp is appropriate for ages 8-14.

All Day Camps – free childcare from 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-5:00pm. Camp is 9:00am-4:00pm. Free lunch on Thursday, bring snacks and lunch on other days. 2 day, morning or afternoon option is available.

Morning/Evening Camps – bring a ball, drink and wear sunscreen

Friday Finishing & Footskills (Spring & Fall)

Do you enjoy scoring goals? Dumb question, right? Are you getting enough practice shooting? Need to improve your footskills?

Our high level, specialized training program will be taught by Elite FT Directors and develop players’ footskills and finishing over an eight week period! Sessions will begin with players becoming more confident on the ball through various exercises for the first 10 to 15 minutes and then spend the majority of time improving their ability to finish on goal with proper technique and using both feet. Make-up opportunities are unlimited. Limited space is available.

Spring 2020 Camp Info:

  • Fridays- March 27th through May 15th
  • The Sports Academy- aRena Field
  • 8 weeks
  • $175

Birth years: 2007 through 2012

Holiday Camp (Winter)

Join us for our 11th Annual Holiday Camp! This camp can be described in 2 words: FUN SOCCER! Our Holiday Camp is our most popular camp for a reason: we have FUN…ALL DAY! We will be offering it in Glen Carbon at The Sports Academy!

Where: The Sports Academy
When: December 26, 27 and 30 (Thurs, Fri, Mon)
What time: 9am-4pm
How much:

  • 1 day: $75
  • 2 days: $120
  • 3 days: $150

Check out our activities:

  • Soccer Skill Games and Scrimmages
  • Bosco’s 4th Birthday Party Celebration
  • Goalkeeper Training
  • Camp Shirt (Pick-up early and wrap for Christmas!)
  • Gift Exchange
  • Elite FT’s Got Talent Competition
  • Free Early Drop off and Late Pick-Up (8:00 AM – 9:00 AM; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
  • Free Lunch Every Day (Meal from the Facility, Pizza Day and Jimmy John’s Day)

Advanced technical training (winter 2019-20)

Created by Elite FT owner Justin McMillian and Director Josh Boyd, our Advanced Technical Training Program is offered this winter 4 nights a week. These classes are guaranteed to challenge your footskills, fitness level and ability to solve pressure situations with the ball.
This program is ONLY open to and appropriate for players in high school, college and those aspiring to play professionally. We will reserve the right to allow 2007 players on a case by case basis. Please submit a request via email for an approval of a 2007 age year athlete.

Class Times/Days by Location:

Mondays and Thursdays

  • Fairview Heights- The REC Complex (on basketball court, wear flats)
  • 7:30-8:25pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  • Glen Carbon- The Sports Academy (on turf, wear cleats)
  • 7:30-8:25pm

COACHES

  • Guest Coaches – David Cole (EFT Director), Sam Fink (captain of STLFC), Chris Duvall (Oklahoma City Energy), Dererk Burton (SIUE Women’s Head Coach), Tim Strange (McKendree Women’s Head Coach), Scott Gyllenborg (McKendree Men’s Head Soccer Coach), Cale Wassermann (SIUE Men’s Head Soccer Coach), Adam Knight (McKendree Men’s Assistant Coach)

Class Pricing:

8 Classes: $184

4 Classes: $96

Drop in: $25

Click here to select and purchase classes

 

    POLICIES

    CANCELLATION POLICIES

    frequently asked questions

    HOW MANY GIRLS AND BOYS ARE IN CAMP?

    HOW LONG IS CAMP EACH DAY?

    WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?

    • Your child should wear comfortable/athletic-type clothing so they can move freely
    • Shin guards are highly recommended for ages 4+, Ages 2-3 do not have to have shin guards
    • Outdoor shoes are recommended on the turf; Molded plastic cleats/studs will work best for traction and enhance your experience.
    • Tennis shoes are ok for younger children.
    • NO metal cleats or studs allowed.

    WHAT TRAINING DO YOUR COACHES RECEIVE?

    • To ensure the best experience for our program participants, staff training is our top priority
    • Our ongoing staff education program is called The Elite Way! This program is designed to ensure our entire staff is engaged in identical training methods and philosophies
    • Our program creates a training style similar to the KNVB (coach’s education program in Holland).
    • All coaches teach the same style, so regardless of which trainer is on the field, they are teaching The Elite Way!

    WHAT IS YOUR POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?

    • Children with special needs are always welcomed in our program. as long as we are equipped to assist them accordingly.
    • Please contact your our Administrative Director for more information, info@eliteft.com.

    DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE TRAINING?

    CAN MY TEAM TRAIN TOGETHER?

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